Manchester United continues to grapple with a barrage of injuries, with the list expanding once again as the season unfolds.
Setbacks for Rasmus Hojlund and Christian Eriksen before the international break, coupled with Andre Onana’s early exit in Cameroon’s recent match and Marcus Rashford’s knock against Malta, add to the injury woes.
Diogo Dalot withdrew from Portugal duty due to the birth of his child but could potentially return for United’s upcoming clash against Everton.
In the worst-case scenario, United might have to field an intriguing lineup for the trip to Goodison Park if all doubts are not cleared.
Reports suggest Onana’s setback may not be severe, raising hopes for his availability against Everton.
However, if not fully fit, Altay Bayindir might make his debut next weekend, considering crucial fixtures against Galatasaray, Newcastle, and Chelsea.
– Dalot, Maguire, Lindelof, Reguilon
Maguire’s good form might see him continue, and with Erik ten Hag favoring Varane as a right-sided center-back, Lindelof could start.
With Martinez out until January, Dalot might step in for Wan-Bissaka (if not fully recovered), and Reguilon is currently the only fit natural left-back.
– Amrabat, Mount, Fernandes
With Casemiro sidelined until 2024, Amrabat could play as the pivot. Mount, despite a slow start, may have a significant role in the coming weeks.
While Mainoo’s return is anticipated, starting from the bench might be wise after a lengthy injury lay-off. Fernandes remains a constant, yet Eriksen is out for three more weeks with a knee issue.
– Antony, Martial, Garnacho
Antony’s form led to his exclusion, and if Rashford’s knock proves serious, he might be reinstated. Garnacho, omitted from Argentina’s squad, aims to make amends.
Hojlund’s recovery for Everton is uncertain, opening the door for Martial.
The injury-plagued season forces United to navigate challenging lineup decisions in the upcoming fixtures.